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Christian McCaffrey earns first team All-Pro honor at two spots


CHARLOTTE -- Running back Christian McCaffrey's historic 2019 season has earned him another well-deserved accolade.

The third-year star is heading to his first Pro Bowl after becoming just the third player in NFL history to join the 1,000-1,000 club. And now he's been included (twice) as a first team AP All-Pro selection.

"It means a lot," McCaffrey said when asked about the potential honor. "It is a big honor and that is something that you don't work hard for it, but when it comes you are really grateful and appreciative."

McCaffrey, who compiled 2,392 yards from scrimmage (third-most all time) and 19 total touchdowns, was the choice at running back and FLEX, a position that was introduced in 2016. Titans running back Derrick Henry was the second team selection at both of those spots.

McCaffrey is the first Panthers running back to be named a first team All-Pro. DeAngelo Williams was a second team All-Pro selection in 2008.

Linebacker Luke Kuechly -- Carolina's only other Pro Bowler this season -- was named to the All-Pro second team. Kuechly has been a first-team honoree five times previously. Below is a complete list of the club's first team All-Pro selections.

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First team All-Pro Selection Season(s)
LB Luke Kuechly 2018, 2017, 2015, 2014, 2013
DE Julius Peppers 2006, 2004
WR Steve Smith 2005, 2001
C Ryan Kalil 2015, 2013
FB Mike Tolbert 2015, 2013
DT Kris Jenkins 2003, 2002
P Todd Sauerbrun 2002, 2001
G Andrew Norwell 2017
QB Cam Newton 2015
LB Thomas Davis 2015
CB Josh Norman 2015
OT Jordan Gross 2008
LB Jon Beason 2008
WR Muhsin Muhammad 2004
KR Michael Bates 1996
LB Kevin Greene 1996
LB Sam Mills 1996
RB Christian McCaffrey 2019